First published Rome : Jac. Mascardi, 1628/1630. Second ed. published by Vitale Mascardi in 1648/1649 with engraved title by Johann Friedrich Greuter. Present copy may be from Deversini & Masotti's reissue of 450 copies of the 1628/30 ed., with date on Greuter's title altered to 1651; it retains imprimatur dated 1628 (p. ) in addition to that dated 1651 (recto of 3rd leaf). Some reissue copies have letterpress title: Nova plantarum animalium et mineralium Mexicanorum historia / a Francisco Hernandez ... primum compilata, dein a Nardo Antonio Reccho in volumen digesta ; a Io. Terentio, Io. Fabro, et Fabio Columna ... notis & additionibus ... illustrata ; cui demum accessere, aliquot ex principis Federici Caesii frontispiciis Theatri naturalis Phytosophicae tabulae ... For all see Nissen
Following main text is Fernádez's Historiae animalium et mineralium Nouae Hispaniae liber unicus, separately paged 1-90 (caption title)
Plates comprise engraved title and 4 engraved single-page ill. In-text woodcut ill. throughout main text. Woodcut initials
Bound in 1 vol. in limp vellum. Remains of 2 pairs of ties at foredge. Title written at head of spine: HIST. PLANT[AS] / YNDIAS. Ownership inscription at foot of t.p. (written over an earlier inscription): ...Joseph de la Mota. At foot of third leaf recto is ownership inscription of Vincencio José de Roa, pharmacist of Mexico City. Marginal annotations
Extremely narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some text is impossible to capture. Various marginalia. Foxing. Crop box extended beyond the confines of page in order to capture text/marginalia printed up to and off the edge of the page.